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"There is no national consensus on GMOs: we maintain the
Right to say No to GMOs in our food and agri-culture"

ZAAB communique adopted at the 5th December 2020 Annual General Meeting,  Blue Crest Lodge, Lusaka

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ZAAB Briefing to the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment Stakeholders concerns and considerations regarding the Draft Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy and Ongoing revision process 2022

Introduction This Policy Brief deals with processes that have been underway to revise Zambia’s National Biosafety and Biotechnology Policy, which will change how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are regulated. Such a process is an issue of great importance for many Zambian people. It therefore requires extensive public consultation and judicious consideration of broad Human Rights. In this regard, the briefing lays out key public concerns with the policy review process, particularly related to GMOs in the agriculture and food system, the impacts on biodiversity, and […]

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The FOOD WE WANT: AFSA endorses The Global Call to Action Against UPOV

    On 8 December 2021, The Alliance for the Food Sovereignty in Africa met in Nairobi, Kenya. As representatives from 55 African countries, and over 30 million smallholder farmers, pastoralists, hunter/gatherers, indigenous peoples, faith-based institutions, women and youth networks, consumer networks and civil society from across Africa, we join in the global call of action against the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), and thoroughly reject its imposition on our continent’s food systems. UPOV is at the heart of […]

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POLICY BRIEF: Climate disruption, food crises and biodiversity collapse: Time to take Zambian Farmers’ Rights seriously

  Zambia faces severe challenges around malnutrition and hunger, biodiversity loss, soil erosion and degradation, and embedded rural poverty.i/ii/iii These  challenges are exacerbated by the already felt impacts of climate change – more severe extreme weather events such as droughts, rising temperatures and shifting and shorter rainy seasons. As more than half the population is reliant on agricultural activities for sustenance and cash incomes,iv Zambia’s agriculture sector, founded on the work of its smallholder farmers, makes the most logical and critical intervention point to address […]

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Transforming the farm input support programme (FISP) to diversified agroecology practices in Mongu district, Western Province, Zambia

This fourth briefing in a series of four highlights key issues raised at a farmer exchange and learning event held in August 2019 in Mongu District, Western Province, Zambia. Namushakende Farming Institute (NFI) hosted the field visit and dialogue together with the Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB), Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) and the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB). This multi-stakeholder dialogue involved 63 participants, bringing together farmers, farmers’ groups, civil society, agronomists and Ministry of Agriculture officials. Farming conditions in this region, […]

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